Dietary fibre protects against obesity, metabolic syndrome

Consumption of dietary fibre can prevent obesity, metabolic syndrome and adverse changes in the intestine by promoting growth of "good" bacteria in the colon. Georgia...

Nutrients in child’s first 1000 days key for neurodevelopment

 The provision of adequate nutrients and healthy eating during a child's first 1000 days is important for optimal neurodevelopment, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics...

Bariatric surgery prolongs lifespan in obese

Obese, middle-age men and women who had bariatric surgery have half the death rate of those who had traditional medical treatment over a 10-year period, reports...

Impact of mid-life dietary patterns on long-term survival

Results of a recent retrospective study in healthy patients have suggested that promotion of a healthy dietary pattern should begin in middle age, before...

Study ties processed meat intake to increased breast cancer risk

Consumption of processed meat may increase the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women, a large-scale study by researchers at the University of Glasgow...

When is the right time to start infants on solid foods?

The first study of a representative group of infants reports that more than half of babies are currently introduced to complementary foods, that is, foods or...

Blacks’ high diabetes risk is driven by obesity, not mystery

In a surprising finding, blacks and whites have the same risk of developing diabetes when all biological factors for the disease are considered over time, reports...